Court case continued again for ex-UW basketball player Overton

Former University of Washington basketball player Venoy Overton had his pre-trial hearing continued to Sept. 27 as he faces a charge of second-degree promoting prostitution along Pacific Highway in Kent.

Venoy Overton

Venoy Overton

Former University of Washington basketball player Venoy Overton had his pre-trial hearing continued to Sept. 27 as he faces a charge of second-degree promoting prostitution along Pacific Highway in Kent.

Overton had an Aug. 30 pre-trial hearing at the Norm Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent that was continued, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

At the Sept. 27 hearing, Overton could have his case continued again or a trial date could be set. Attorneys can ask for a case to be continued in order to have more time to prepare for trial as well as further negotiate the case.

Overton, 22, of Seattle, posted bail June 30 after about two weeks in the county jail in Kent. He pleaded not guilty June 30 to the charge of second-degree promoting prostitution.

If convicted as charged, Overton faces up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Kent Police began their investigation of Overton May 20 when undercover officers contacted an 18-year-old woman for prostitution activity on Pacific Highway South, a well-known area for prostitution in Kent. That woman told police that Overton had arranged for her to work the streets as a prostitute, according to charging papers.

Kent Police arrested Overton June 16 in Seattle for investigation of second-degree promoting prostitution.


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